11 Giu “STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING” by John Harvard
Sticky Toffee Pudding is a film of incredible artistic value. It possesses the structural elegance typical of literature and at the same time an amazing visual power, which amplifies the suggestions and emotions already well outlined in the script.
It would be an understatement to call this film a “coming of age” drama, because through the lively, ironic and ecstatic gaze of Harvard John, the film is quite a long journey between fundamental and profound human emotions.
Following the free fall of the protagonist, the seventeen year old Shelby, the story takes the viewer into a world of dazzling parties and passionate, intimate youth tragedies, sometimes destined to fade, sometimes to mark us forever. In this carnival of faces, passions and life force, Shelby will try to mend the deep void left by her best friend, who has just passed away. The attempt to mend the gashes passes through an illusionary escape from reality, attractive, sometimes erotic. But in the darkness of our desperations, the moments of sincerity and love always brightly illuminate. Harvard, with surprising sensitivity, worthy of an expert author, tells us of deep human ties committed to saving each other, sometimes hurting himself. John Harvard’s cinematic approach is mature and well defined. In fact, the film has an incredible stylistic identity, never superfluous or excessive but perfectly integrated with the splendid screenplay. The bright and seductive world of young people appears in all its contradictions, between the lights of a disco or those of the sky above the sea. Cinematography is an integral part of storytelling and Harvard manages each technical component with awareness and inspiration. We can’t wait to see new works by this young director.